The education department has no plans for the former WAVE School premises in Warrnambool, more than five years after it departed the Henna Street site.
The Warrnambool Alternative VCAL Education (WAVE) project moved from its long-time location in August 2016 and the site has remained vacant since.
The program is run by Warrnambool College and now operates from the former Warrnambool Special Developmental School premises in Hyland Street.
Tradesmen have been at the former Henna Street site. The Standard asked the department what works were being undertaken and if it had plans to repurpose, lease or sell the site.
A Department of Education and Training spokesman told The Standard, Victorian School Building Authority contractors had recently been at the former WAVE program site to "undertake maintenance on the property".
"The future of the site remains yet to be determined," the spokesman said.
At the time of the Henna Street site closure in 2016, program co-ordinator and teacher Damien Farley said it was "unfit for purpose" and the transition had been a "long-time coming".
Mr Farley told The Standard a lack of disabled access in addition to poor heating and cooling made the environment difficult during extreme weather conditions.
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"It was a former sandstone quarry so there was a lot of water seepage," he said.
"It was always cold and damp."
In mid-2016 the school, for disengaged or vulnerable students, relocated to a Lava Street business premises, before moving to its current Hyland Street site in 2020.
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